Finally...First Brisket

Discussion in 'Beef' started by smoking4fun, Aug 24, 2016.

  1. smoking4fun

    smoking4fun Smoke Blower

    I finally made the leap...picked up a 10.3# brisket at Costco the other day, so I figured I'd give it a go and see how it turns out.  I haven't had much brisket before (I'm more of a pork person), but I'm really looking forward to some good meat...I hope.  Here's a few pics pre/post-trimming (I really need to work on my knife-work):

    I decided to leave some of the fat on the bottom, but I did cut the corn off the top.  A simple S&P coating, and into the Smokin-It #3 at 235* with hickory and cherry:

  2. lancep

    lancep Master of the Pit

  3. smoking4fun

    smoking4fun Smoke Blower

    Put it in at 1:30 (PM) - it's not 9PM, and it's up to 172*.  Still expecting it to be awhile, but it's been caught in the stall for a few hours now.
  4. smoking4fun

    smoking4fun Smoke Blower

    The flat hit 200* at 11:30 (10 hours) - I wanted to take it to 205, but my wife was complaining about how hungry she was for a midnight snack for the last I pulled it out and cut off a couple slices for her:

    My wife really liked it (and so did I)!  I thought it was good for a first try.  Nice and moist, and not overpowering with the S&P - might add some garlic next time with a little splash of Worcestershire to add another level of flavor.  I dabbed a couple of pieces in BBQ sauce, and thought that put it over the edge good.
    redheelerdog and pit 4 brains like this.
  5. pit 4 brains

    pit 4 brains Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nice job! If you can eat and enjoy your first brisket, you must have paid attention in class.. 

    I'm not going to be over-critical, but I'm trying to figure out that foil contraption there...

    Point to ya..
  6. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Nice job on your first brisket!

    It looks delicious!

  7. lancep

    lancep Master of the Pit

    Great job!

  8. smoking4fun

    smoking4fun Smoke Blower

    That "foil contraption" is my smoker!!!  Ha!  j/k

    It's a Smokin'-It #3D, check it out...there is foil on the bottom surface of the cooking chamber, a foil tin for some water, and the long house-looking thing with foil on top is the smokebox (I put foil on the "roof" so that I can easily remove the foil after each smoke since it collects and chars the drippings from the meat above - there is no drip pan between the smoke box and the meat like in the MES smokers...and the smoke box surrounds the long heating element, which is the entire length of the smoke box).
    Last edited: Aug 25, 2016
  9. redheelerdog

    redheelerdog Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Your brisket looks great, good job on your first brisket!


Share This Page